A new Time Trial route for 2021

This year’s Sunday TT course may look familiar to those who were here in 2018 or 2019… we’re doing a 20K ride one rider at a time around the steeps of Steamboat Mountain. This year we don’t subject you to the 16% climb up Steamboat itself, but you’ll still need to be a pretty good climber for the the hill on Belle Plain Road and that last kick that we call “Nuisance.” From there it’s mostly downhill to the start/finish at Main Street Station, Litel and Main Streets on the south end of Buffalo Gap. Give it a try and see how you do!

Routes for 2021 announced

We are excited to announce that we have new 100K and 50K routes for this year’s Tour de Gap on Saturday and a 20K route for the Steamboat Mountain Time Trial on Sunday morning!


NEW 100K Route for 2021
In our surveys over the past few years, you have asked if there was any way to move the 100K route off US Hwy 277.  We realized that 11 mile stretch of road is very busy with traffic as well as a rough shoulder.  Therefore, we were able to maintain the 100K distance and use some nice county roads in southern Taylor County including a return to Buffalo Gap on some fun rolling hills through ranchland. Due to some construction on US Hwy 83, we’ll be making the loop past Lemons Gap Rd two times.  Check out the new 100K route here:https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1563822. All routes are subject to change due to conditions and current construction.

50K Route with a new route with less auto traffic
Usually the most popular route, a new one this year winds among the hills and the Lemons Gap area, returning through the Rode Ranch and by Abilene State Park to Buffalo Gap.
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1563880

11 Mile Route for everybody and especially for families
https://www.strava.com/routes/5318047

New Time 20K Trial Route for 2021
For the Steamboat Mountain Time Trial, we are making a change from finishing on top of Steamboat Mountain, which we did in 2019.   This year we will have the start and finish at the Main Street Station that we have used over the last couple of years.  This 20K route will head north out of Buffalo Gap and incorporate the climbs on Belle Plains and CR150.  We are hoping that with this new route and not having “da Beast” to climb up Steamboat Mtn. will provide more riders for the Sunday morning TT.  Please keep in mind that we limit the total number of riders to 60; so be sure and register ASAP! Check out the 20K Time Trial route here: https://www.strava.com/routes/19356392

Kids’ Krit: Returning for 2021!

The very popular Kids’ Krit will be making a return this year! This is a special event for those youngsters who are staying around the Settlers’ Reunion Grounds. A short course nearby gives the kids an opportunity to ride around obstacles in a course while other family members cheer them on. To participate, see one of the volunteers at the Pavilion after 9:00 on Saturday.

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